Published by GULF PARK COLLEGE
VOL. 26 April, 1952 No. 4
Editor-in-chief Alice Ann Mitchum
Associate Ann Cox
Photographic La Merle Milier
Literary Joan Dobbin
Art Shirley Cannon
Music Patsy Wood
Fashion Ann Wallace
Society Melva King
Sports Jo Alice Morris
Typists Nancy Ford, Pat Harkins
Business Manager Dorothy Clower
Assistant Business Manager Jean Askew
Alumnae Miss James
Faculty Advisor Miss Crighton
Photos by Paul Montell
Contributors: Jane Willis, Phyllis Hall
Harriet Eppes, Joanne Payes, Susan Gaskill,
Diane Patterson, Joanne Cullorm
ALPHA THETA CHAPTER HOSTESS
To National Theta Kappa Convention
April 3, 4, and 5 were busy days
for the Gulf Park Alpha Theta
chapter of Phi Theta Kappa who
were hostesses for the 1952 Na-
tional Convention. Visitors from
some twenty states were seen on
the campus of Gulf Park enjoying
the treats of the sunny South.
Phi Theta Kappa is an honorary
fraternity found on the campuses of
Junior Colleges and it stands for a
high standard of scholastic achieve-
ment. Not only must a Phi Theta
Kappa member live up to the ideals
of wisdom, but must also meet
the qualifications of leadership,
loyalty, citizenship, and honesty.
Registration for this convention
began on Thursday morning, April
3, and lasted on into the afternoon.
Delegates registered at the Mark-
ham Hotel where most of them al-
ready had rooms reserved. A
guided tour of the coast was con-
ducted after the completion of regis-
tration and an afternoon business
meeting. At this business meeting,
Ann Cox, Gulf Park Chapter Presi-
dent, welcomed the two hundred
fifty visiting delegates.
Supper on the sand Thursday
night thrilled many of the inland
visitors. The Glee Club program,
after a business session in the Audi-
torium, was an added delight. Fri-
day's treat came in the form of a
trip to Ship Island for a day of fun.
Dinner on deck consisted of indivi-
dual boxed fried chicken dinners
with all the trimmings.
Friday night the Gulf Park cam-
pus presented a scene of loveliness
with all the Phi Theta Kappas in
evening clothes. A formal Banquet
was held in the Dining Room with
Dr. Hogarth acting as toastmaster
for the occasion, and Connie Leich-
hardt giving a special toast to all
the visitors. Connie's toast was
answered by a response from
(ieorge Deen, National President
of Phi Theta Kappa. A very enter-
taining program was presented by
Gulf Park students.
Immediately after the banquet,
dancing began in the Auditorium.
With the typically Southern theme
"Cotton Ball" carried out through
various decorations, the dance was
a complete success. More Gulf Park
talent was displayed during the
After a morning of business ses-
sions, a lunch on the Gulf Park
north campus was served to all
Phi Theta Kappa members, and
then it was time for regretful good-
byes. Gulf Park will long remember
the thrill of being hostess for the
biggest event of the Phi Theta Kap-
pa year, the National Convention
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The honor this year of being MISS GULF PARK
goes to Camille Colquitt. "Camel," as she is popular-
ly called, is a favorite in classroom and on campus,
and works zealously at any job she attempts.
MISS GULF PARK hails from Tifton, Georgia,
and her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Adrian B. Colquitt.
Anything concerning Georgia is all right with
Camille, and we're sure Georgia must be proud of
Being President of Delta Alpha Sigma sorority,
Associate Editor of the Sea Gull, and a member of
the Student Council keeps Camille "pretty busy,"
but she still finds time to participate actively in
the Athletic Association, Jet Maskers, Phi Theta
Kappa, Romance Language Club, and Y.W.C.A.
Cabinet. "Camel" loves sports but her "secretly"
favorite one is basketball in which she excels.
Hats off to the perfect selection of MISS
GULF PARK of 1952— Camille Colquitt.
PA R K
"A thing of beauty is a joy for-
ever!" A graceful walk, a willowy
figure, beautiful red hair, shining
brown eyes, and a Georgia accent —
these are the outstanding features
of Gulf Park's MOST ATTRAC-
TIVE Eloise Inman. From Albany,
Georgia, "Wessie," as she is known
to everybody, is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Inman. A
Practical Arts major, Wessie is
interested in having a home of her
own and Mike is a favorite topic
Wessie belongs to Sigma Psi
Iota, Athletic Association, Dance
League, Glee Club, Practical Arts
Club, and Samovar Club. She also
serves as Vice-President of the
Y.W.C.A. Pretty Eloise who is al-
ways attractively dressed and well-
groomed always rates a second
glance and her beauty has acquired
a host of admirers for her.
MOST INTELLIGENT is none
other than blue eyed, brunette Ann
Cox. Ann knows how to apply that
intellect to almost any situation,
but don't conclude that she is a
book addict. Instead of being buried
with her books, Ann prefers sitting
at the piano, playing anything from
Bach to Boogie, or announcing
"Gulf Park College On The Air"
over WGCM, or guarding with all
her strength under that Junior
basketball goal. If you've ever heard
an enthusiastic group singing
Boomer Sooner you can bet that
was Ann giving the final cheer, too.
A true "Okie" Ann is the daughter
of Mrs. Roscoe Cox of Chandler,
President of Phi Theta Kappa
and Assistant Editor of Tammy
Howl, Ann has a hard time finding
time for any studying. In fact, if
there's a need of a fourth in bridge,
"Coxann" will forget about that
French assignment. Ann is also a
member of Delta Chi Sigma.
Athletic Association, Glee Club,
Jet Maskers, Romance Language
Club, and the Student Council.
You can count on Ann always
coming out on top with a thinking
cap that truly earns her the title of
Barbara Ann Henson, better
known as Bobbie, is the MOST
POPULAR girl at Gulf Park.
Daughter of Dr. and Mrs. George
G. Henson of Knoxville, Tennes-
see, Bobbie is a Secretarial Science
major. Serving as Vice President of
Sigma Psi Iota and President of
the Secretarial Science Club, Bobbie
also finds herself quite busy on the
Y.W.C.A. cabinet, Sea Gull Staff
and as a member of the Athletic As-
sociation and the Jet Maskers.
Despite her many responsibilities,
she always has time to give her
friendly greeting "Hi dorling" to
everyone. Found most often in the
Senior Smoker or the Hut, Bobbie
is always ready for a hand of
bridge or just a talk. The Universi-
ty of Tennessee is one of her favor-
ite subjects, but the Smokey
Mountain Club or anything connect-
ed with East Tennessee is also a
favorite. Short dark hair, a happy
walk, friendly brown eyes, and a
smile show you why Bobbie Henson
is Gulf Park's MOST POPULAR.
Sailing, basketball, hockey, volley-
ball, softball, and swimming are
only a few of the sports in which
MOST ATHLETIC, Peggy Dierks,
excels as President of the Athletic
Association. She has a big job
planning entertainment for the
whole campus, but those sparkling
blue eyes show us that "Peg" really
The home town of MOST
ATHLETIC is Columbus, Georgia,
and Peggy's parents are Mr. and
Mrs. Henry E. Dierks. She is an
active member of Delta Chi Sigma,
Jet Maskers, Y.W.C.A. and Water
Sleeping is Peggy's favorite pas-
time and don't be surprised if you
see her eyes close in an early morn-
ing class. "Seven o'clock is too
early for anybody to get up!"
Peggy's ease on the athletic field
and her skill in sports point to her
as truly Gulf Park's MOST
Margaret Ann Clayton,, daughter
of Mrs. Robert M. Clayton of
Hannibal, Missouri, is the natural
choice for MOST CAPABLE. As
Editor of the Sea Gull, Margie is
always making announcements
about pictures and staff meetings,
and has that know-how to manage
her job very efficiently. An attrac-
tive blonde, Margie's favorite topic
of conversation is either about her
new niece or her current love. If
you meet someone with paint
splotches all over her and a sniff
brings the smell of turpentine your
way, then you've met our artist,
Margie. Margie might inspire you
to increase your vocabulary, too, for
she can astound one with her favor-
ite tongue twisters. That proves
what one acquires from reading so
many books, you see.
Although kept busy with the Sea
Gull editorship, vice-presidency of
the Senior Class, and social chair-
man for Jet Maskers, Margie finds
time to knit and write scores of
letters. She is also an active member
of the Athletic Association, Dance
League, Samovar Club, Y.W.C.A.,
Delta Chi Sigma, and Phi Theta
Kappa. Tammy salutes MOST
CAPABLE Margie Clayton.
Try to name something that
Nancy Rogers can't do well. Bet
you're stumped, and that's exactly
why she makes such a perfect
MOST TALENTED. Speech is her
major, so most of her talent is di-
rected toward plays, radio programs,
and readings, but music also gains
Nancy's parents are Mr. and
Mrs. Robert W. Rogers of Houston,
Texas. Nancy is a true Texan,
proudly sings her state songs, and
always upholds a Texas "boast."
As President of Y.W.C.A., Nancy
has her hands full of "Y-Hut
problems," but her work in Jet
Maskers, Delta Chi Sigma, Athletic
Association, Glee Club, and the
Dance League certainly isn't neg-
Nancy's talents are definitely
versatile and make her title of
MOST TALENTED absolutely
Have you seen that "poodle"
brunette jitterbugging at the Y-Hut
lately? if you have, you'll recognize
her as Sally Shultz, MOST
ORIGINAL. Sally's pep and spirit
are present in everything she does,
including her fluent conversations.
In other words, she likes to talk
and one of her favorite topics of
conversation is "Jimbo."
Now don't think jitterbugging
and conversing are Sally's only
accomplishments. She also happens
to be President of the Bit and Spur
Club, Vice-President of Romance
Language Club, and an active mem-
ber of Jet Maskers, Y.W.C.A., Glee
Club and Delta Chi Sigma sorority.
Sally is the daughter of Mrs. W. O.
Shultz of Ft. Worth, Texas.
Someday when you're walking
down Senior Hall and you see
a snappy looking character sporting
a riding habit and calling "Help
me", you'll see Sally Shultz merely
returning from the stables and
echoing her favorite expression. For
all these reasons and many more,
we think that the title of MOST
ORIGINAL suits Sally to a tee.
Joanne Payes, Gulf Park's BEST
SPORT is a favorite around GPC.
"Payes-oh" is often seen in her
white overalls going to play practice,
headed for the Speech Workshop,
or relaxing at the Y Hut.
A Speech major, Joanne is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
John Payes of Barrington, Illinois.
She is quite an athlete, too, and is
constantly in the fighting in hockey,
basketball, and volleyball. If you
had a peep in Hardy 3, you might
conclude that our "Payes-oh" has
quite an artistic touch, too. It
seems that she has talent in the
field of interior decoration. Think-
ing of "Payes-oh," you naturally
think of beautiful cashmere
sweaters, also. Being treasurer of
her sorority, Sigma Psi Iota, she
has money worries, but also finds
time to participate in the Athletic
Association, Jet Maskers, Romance
Language Club, and the Y.W.C.A.
For the well-rounded BEST
SPORT who has a host of friends
for herself, Gulf Park proudly ac-
claims blonde, blue-eyed Joanne
To the pretty, petite Lucy Hils-
man, daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
P. L. Hilsman of Albany, Georgia,
goes the well deserved honor of
HIGH SCHOOL CITIZENSHIP.
Lucy was chosen because she holds
high the standards of Gulf Park
in scholastic achievements, as well
as being a friendly and charming
campus personality. With her rosy
cheeks, blonde curls, and sweet
smile one might compare Lucy
Hilsman to a little French doll. The
girls are envious of Lucy's waist-
line, too. She is a Sophomore,
Secretary of the Beta Club, Chaplin
of Delta Chi Sigma, a cabinet mem-
ber of the Y.W.C.A., and a mem-
ber of the Athletic Association.
For Semester I Ending February 2, 1952
The College year is divided into two semesters of two quarters each. The Deans' List is published for
each quarter. To be eligible for the Deans' List a student must have at least a B plus average and no grade below
B including order and neatness and deportment. C plus is allowed in Physical Education. The student's course of
study must be the equivalent of at least 15 hours or 4 units, excluding Physical Education.
Allen, Nell Elizabeth
Aragon, Sheila Claire
Brown, Anna Beth
Brown, Margaret Louise
Clayton, Margaret Anne
Dale, Marcia Louise
Haralson, Mary Ledele
Hereford, Carolyn June
Jamison, Betty Anne
McRaney, Anna Estes
Milner, Martha Gene
Mitchum, Alice Ann
Morris, Jo Alice
Neill, Norma Jean
Pfeffer, Barbara Ann
Richards, Katherine Ann
White, Jane Carol
Wood, Anne Carolyn
Honorable Mention List
To be eligible for the Honorable Mention List a student must have at least a B average and no grade
below C plus.
Allen, Ann Elizabeth
Camp, Cynthia Lee
Carter, Hattie Margaret
Fleeman, Carolyn Sue
Ford, Nancy Jean
Shultz, Sally Ann
Swartz, Diana Lee
Ware, Paula Ann
For Quarter III Ending March 21, 1952
All A's For The Quarter
Belden, Sara Elizabeth
Brown, Anna Beth
White, Jane Carol
Allen, Nell Elizabeth
Aragon, Sheila Claire
Beynon, Elizabeth Ann
Brown, Margaret Louise
Clayton, Margaret Anne
Crutcher, Mary Jane
Dale, Marcia Louise
Haralson, Mary Ledele
Hereford, Carolyn June
Jamison, Betty Anne
Milner, Martha Gene
Mitchum, Alice Ann
Morrison, Jo Alice
Neill, Norma Jean
Richards, Katherine Ann
Wood, Anne Carolyn
Honorable Mention List
Allen, Anne Elizabeth
Bishop, Charlotte Ann
Brown, Betty Jane
Camp, Cynthia Lee
Fleeman, Carolyn Sue
Ford, Nancy Jean
Hutton, Sally Ann
Jones, Rebecca Jane
Linebaugh, Margaret Jane
Lowry, Barbara Jean
McRaney, Anna Estes
Moore, Dorothy Glenn
Pfeffer, Barbara Ann
Ware, Paula Ann
I am a camera. My vitals have
just found rebirth in a new roll
of film. Today is the high day of
the Mardi Gras celebration; my
owner and conspirator is a Junior
from Gulf Park College. I shall be
her closest companion for a day
here in the Crescent City. It is
her desire to experience this new
bizarre situation; I am duty bound
to record all for her memory book.
The exodus to New Orleans
comes so early that my shutters
are still shut by the sleepy arms
The real excitement begins a la
chaperon as our destination is
reached and we find ourselves in
the bustling station crowds. But at
this time of year the word crowd
loses its value of adequately sug-
gested description and makes way
for a numberless throng of humans
that have ccme to see and do in
this strange city.
The pre-lenten crowds sweep us
along in their gala confusion. Many
are disguised and masked to hide
themselves from worldly identity,
and those that are not disengaged
from their usual make up of life,
do all that enters their desires with
There are artists, clowns, pink
elephants, men from Mars, canni-
bals, gypsies, ring masters, ballet
dancers, devils, angels, and closely
akin to the last, the wide-eyed Gulf
Park girls who are captivatingly
intrigued by it all.
But the street does not beget all
the gaiety. Behind the scenes the
vendors, little curiosity shops,
petite restaurants with the marve-
lous French cuisine, and the lures
of the Old French Quarter — ail are
the constant siren call to these
seekers of merriment.
The first pangs of curiosity on
the part of my owner have vanish-
ed, and she is accustoming herself
to the surroundings. I, who have
been long forgotten (except for an
occasional cross word at becoming
increasingly heavy on her shoulder)
am now taken out of my case and
put in readiness for the first big
event of the day, the parade of his
Majesty, King of the Court of Rex.
The prolonged procession arrives
with the king regally smiling at
his loyal subjects from the lead
float. My shutter must wink once,
and then again, for there can be
no mistake on the picture of the
king toasting, with diamond studd-
ed goblet, his queen who is throw-
ing royal kisses from the reviewing
balcony. Then his entire court fol-
lows on magnificent floats portray-
ing the Panorama of the Golden
Sugar Egg. I shall never regret
recording a parade such as this for
anyone. It leaves me focusless. .
The rest of the afternoon I am
busied in taking pictures of small
groups from the school posed in
front of the historical backdrops
of New Orleans for my mistress to
send home to Mom and Dad.
Then comes the early supper,
eaten in the preserved atmosphere
of the Old French in their quarter.
The old violinist bows a love melody
as the crepe suzettes are served pip-
ing hot. As the day's light fades
in surrender to night's triumphant
darkness, my work is over. So I
am put back in my case. But let
me finish my story of all I see.
I accompany my mistress back to
the hotel, and now she is bidding
adieu to her Senior sisters as they
leave in the beauty of youth and
fashion to attend, as a Senior
privilege, the famous night ball,
held in honor of that day's reign-
ing king and queen.
Now I am bounced as the dash
is made for the station at departure
deadline. Although, strangely en-
tangled in cotton candy, I can still
view her hasty retreat the famous
night parade of Comus. It is a
fabulous sight. Even my time ex-
posure could never capture the
warmth and vividness of this scene.
The flames of the torches of their
parading Negro bearers can still
be seen faintly, and the band music
hums a fading salute as our train
It is odd, now, a strange, almost
human sensation is static through
my inanimate body like Gulf
Park girls, I have never had a
Ballet and Modern
On March 14 at 8:00 P. M. the
Dance Department presented a pro-
gram of Ballet and Modern Dance
in the Auditorium. The program
was as follows:
Girls Patricia Barrett, Mar-
garet Brown, Jaudon Hunter.
Boys Mary Jane Crutcher,
Ladies Sheila Aragon, Peggy
Candy Man Betty Brown
Clown Marcia Dale
Little Boy Betty Jackson
Barker Marcia Nichols
Dancer Marian Lavell
Ball Game von Tilzer
Spectators ....Betty Brown, Phyllis
Hall, Betty James.
Popcorn Man .... Betty Jackson
First Team .... Peggy Ferguson,
Jaudon Hunter, Diane McMahan,
Batters .... Sue Brooks, Margaret
Umpire Janet Gabrielson
Blue Prelude Bishop
Patricia Barrett, Marcia Dale,
The Wizard Of Oz Rossini
Dorothy Ruth Ann Gauthe
Toto, her dog, Phyllis Hall
Munchkins Jean Fahlin,
Elaine Little, Paula Smith, Mary
Good Witch of the North
Scarecrow Sue Brooks
Tin Woodman .... Marcia Nichols
Cowardly Lion Mary Jane
Wicked Witch of the West
Wizard of Oz .... Shelia Aragon
Good Witch of the South
The program was under the di-
rection of Miss Jane Anderson.
Immediately following the pro-
gram all who participated, all
students of dance, and the Dance
League were entertained at a re-
ception in the Reception Room by
Dr. and Mrs. Hogarth.
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Southern Splendor Displayed at Gulf Park Festivities
In all of its splendor, tradition,
and grandeur, Gulf Park Mardi
Gras Courts were presented on
February 22 at 7:45 in the Audi-
torium. Mary Lou Weston, Mistress
of Ceremonies, welcomed the
audience to the 31st Annual Mardi
Gras Celebration sponsored by the
Athletic Association. To the sound
of fanfare, she announced the
Ladies and Colonels of the Athe-
son Court, who gracefully took
their places at the north end of
the Auditorium. The floor of the
court was of blue velvet and the
throne was of gold and white
satin. A white satin aisle led to the
throne. Azaleas decorated the white
pillars of the court and the trellis
work on the walls of the Audi-
In the order of appearance the
court included Lady Margaret Moss
and Colonel David Booth; Lady
Margaret Ann Clayton and Colonel
Richard Wade; Lady Camille Col-
quitt and Colonel Charles Fones;
Lady Frances Hodges and Colonel
Robert Hodges; Lady Melva King
and Colonel Donald Shriver; Lady
Nina Speed and Colonel Robert
Jones; Lady Sunny Mays and
Colonel Donald Goldman; Lady
Harriet Eppes and Colonel Walton
Mahon. To the sound of fanfare
the grand entrance was made by
their Majesties, Queen Margaret
Dierks and King Clifford Romph.
In all her glory, Queen Dierks
reigned as 1952 Atheson Queen.
She was attired in a white net for-
mal, a jeweled crown, and a silver
mantle and train. She carried red
roses. Serving as pages were Alice
Ann Mitchum and Patsy Wood.
To the sound of another fanfare
the visiting Bit and Spur Court
entered. The Ladies and Dukes
were as follows: Lady Judy Mor-
ton and Duke Edward Caprone;
Lady Ann Wallace and Duke
Kenneth Etter; Lady Betty Haral-
son and Duke Charles Fortney;
Lady Gretchen Gibbons and Duke
James Pennington; Lady Joanna
Watts and Duke Donald Innes;
Lady Marcia Wheeler and Duke
John Stensel; Lady Ann Cocreham
and Duke Anthony Dour; Lady
Vi Anderson and Duke Ralph
Johnson. The Bit and Spur Queen
was Sally Shultz and her escort
was King Ira Hubbell.
Queen Shultz was attired in a
white formal and her mantle and
train were gold and royal purple.
She carried a bouquet of yellow
roses. With all the pomp and cere-
mony of a coronation Their Maj-
esties Queen Shultz and King
Hubbell approached the Atheson
Court and knelt before the King
and Queen to be crowned. The
visiting Bit and Spur Court then
took their places at the south end
of the Auditorium which was
decorated with a green carpet, and
a hunting scene with life size
silhouetted horses and mounted
riders formed the backdrop which
was on black velvet.
The two courts were then enter-
tained with Gulf Park talent. Jane
Dawson, Caroline Janson, and
Louise Porter really harmonized as
they blended their voices on Jeanie
With The Light Brown Hair.
Marcia Dale and Jaudon Hunter
presented a ballet dance to the tune
of Begin the Beguine. Anna Mc-
Raney played Embraceable You as
a piano selection. Nancy Rogers
next gave a monologue entitled /
Had A Lovely Time. The enter
tainment came to a close as Ann
Varnadow sang You Are My Song
Following the entertainment and
the parade of the Bit and Spur
Court, the first call out of the even-
ing was announced. The Atheson
pages introduced the masked girls
to their escorts who were from
Keesler Field. The court also joined
in the dancing and all enjoyed
dancing to the beat of orchestral
music. After the parade of the
Atheson Court, the second call out
of the evening was announced. The
Bit and Spur Court participated
in this dance.
The Grand March was next on
the program and as the royalty of
the two courts descended from their
thrones, the knights and their
ladies formed a double line in the
On February 26 Gulf Park
students boarded the morning train
for New Orleans to be a part of the
annual Mardi Gras celebration. In
chaperoned groups of eight or ten
the girls watched the Rex Parade
from the windows of some of New
Orleans' leading stores. Canal
Street was indeed a sight to behold
with maskers of every description.
Indians ran wild, green tinted space
men and cannibals pursued scream-
ing Oriental dance girls, ape men
dashed madly down the street, and
lively youngsters dressed as bunny
rabbits posed briefly for the camera.
The Rex Parade consisted of
nineteen floats which told the story
of the scenes reflected to the fairy
queen through the magic egg. The
theme was "Panoramas of the
Magic Sugar Egg." Gulf Park girls
clamored for the souvenir trinklets
which Rex maskers threw into the
crowds. Early in the parade route.
King Rex made a toast to his Queen
and also to the Queen of Comus.
After the parade, groups visited
the historical French Quarters and
many enjoyed the French food. The
Juniors and High School saw the
Comus Parade which was very
spectacular with lighted torches
brightening up the darkened city
later on in the evening.
A group of Seniors who were
very honored to have invitations to
the Comus and Rex Balls stayed
overnight at the Roosevelt Hotel to
attend these exquisite affairs.
Camille Colquitt, Harriet Eppes,
and Patsy Wood were honored with
call outs at the Comus Ball. Several
attending the Rex Ball enjoyed
participating in the general dancing.
center of the Auditorium bowing
and curtseying as Their Majesties
approached. Thus ended the formal
ceremony of Mardi Gras. Refresh-
ments were served in the loggia
and all enjoyed the general dancing
in the Auditorium.
Following the Scripture reading by Nancy Rogers, the prayer was
given by Camille Colquitt. Dr. Hogarth introduced the new students
and then statistics were voted on.
A Scripture reading was given by Worth Bagley. Henrietta Carlisle
gave the prayer. Mr. Cooke spoke on Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Delta Chi Sigma Sorority was in charge of a Lincoln Memorial
Program. Students participating were Harriet Eppes, Caroline Jan-
son, Monkey Turner, Ann Cox, Alice Ann Mitchum, Tene Wolfe,
and Terry Allen.
Following the Scripture reading by Marilyn Niccum, Martha Drane
led the Lord's Prayer. Mr. Cooke spoke on the Natchez Pilgrimage.
Slides of the various sights on the trip were shown by Mr. Sadler.
After the Scripture reading and prayer given by Jo Feldman and
Jane Bindley respectively, the private Speech class presented a skit.
The devotional was opened with the singing of Faith of Our Fathers,
Followed by the Scripture reading by Margaret Clayton. Harriet
Eppes led in prayer. Delta Alpha Sigma Sorority had charge of the
program and presented a skit called The General Goes Home. Mem-
bers taking part were Jo Ann Brook, Jaudon Hunter, Mary Haralson,
Tene Wolfe, Freda Driehs, Patricia Kain, Mary Jane Crutcher, and
Ethel Hutchins gave the Scripture reading and Harriet Eppes led
in prayer. Sigma Psi Iota Sorority then took charge of the program.
A "Leap Year" skit was presented. Caroline Janson and Ann Richards
were readers. Ann Cocreham and Henrietta Carlisle were St. Patrick
and St. Bridgid respectively in the skit.
Barbara Pfeffer gave the Scripture reading and Virginia Stokes gave
the prayer. The program consisted of the singing of school songs
under the direction of Miss Neri.
Ethel Hutchins gave the Scripture reading and led the group in
prayer. Miss Morrison's fencing class had charge of the program.
Students taking part were Ann Varnadow, Caroline Janson, Connie
Leichhardt, Sally Williams, Pat Conklin, Suzanne Swindell, Shirley
Cannon, and Freida Driehs.
Following the singing of the hymn. Lead On O King Eternal the
responsive reading and prayer was given by Nancy Rogers. The Dance
Department had charge of the program and presented several students
in tap numbers. These were Jo Ann Brook, Sue Brooks, Jean Camp-
bell, Arlene Daughtery, Betty Brown, Mary Haralson, Tene Wolfe,
Worth Bagley, and Patricia Kain.
Two of the top bands of the
musical world played at Keesler
Field recently and the Gulf Park
girls were among the first to arrive
for the performance. "His Basin
Street Blues was marvelous" "Oh,
no, Sophisticated Lady was best!"
These comments were among those
made by the girls after hearing
Duke Ellington on February 5.
About eighty-five girls attended the
program and enjoyed every minute
of the jazz and blues.
On February 10 about one-
hundred girls went Racing With
the Moon and Yaughan Monroe.
Such favorites as Tangerene, There
I've Said It Again, and Someday
were silently swooned over. Mule
Tram was dedicated to the Gulf
Park girls and received quite an
ovation. The closing number came
all too soon, but each girl is look-
ing forward to another trip to
At Gulf Park
At 8:15 P. M. on February 13,
Lillian Moore, a dancer of interna-
tional fame, presented a program of
classical and satirical dances in the
Auditorium. She was accompanied
at the piano by Morse Haithwaite.
Miss Moore's colorful and appro-
priate costumes helped depict the
setting of her dances. Her program
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Up In The Attic Strauss
Television Audition .... Youmans-
Fortuna Galop Strauss
Tentative Tango Yalverde
Spring Ectasy Debussy
Amazon-iSSo von Suppe
Miss Moore and all members of
the Dance League were entertained
by Dr. and Mrs. Hogarth at a for-
mal reception in the Reception
Room after the program. Jaudon
Hunter and Nancy Rogers assisted
in serving at the reception.
"A Day In The
Life of a
A group of twenty-one Gulf Park
students took part in "A Day in
the Life of a Buyer" in New Or-
leans on March 3. This trip was
sponsored by the merchandising
class under the direction of Miss
The students, some of whom have
ambitions of becoming clothing
buyers for stores, commercial
artists, or newspaper layout artists,
made The Times-Picayune Publish-
ing Company's plant their first
stop and saw first-hand how a
metropolitan daily is put together.
Later in the day, as guests of the
Kreeger Store, the students were
shown the latest fashions in sports
and evening wear, and became
theoretical buyers at this "market."
After their "buying experience,"
Mr. Harby Kreeger took them to
various departments and explained
the policies and procedures of this
large New Orleans store.
Their tour for the day was
climaxed by a visit to station WD-
SU and its corresponding TV
studio, the largest one in the South.
Caroline Janson and Ann Varna-
dow appeared on the afternoon TV
program. Others on the trip were
Grace Blackmarr, Alison DuPre,
Margaret Clayton, Harriet Eppes,
Nancy Ford, Susan Gaskill, Elinor
Hansen, Sylvia Kern, Virginia Mc-
Collum, Norma Neill, Jane Ellen
Richard, Ann Richards, Susie
Spencer, Suzanne Swindell, Ann
Wallace, Pat Wood, Pat Harkins,
Bobbie Henson, and Monkey
The first Gulf Park Water
Ballet performance this year was
given on Easter Sunday, April 13,
at the Edgewater Gulf Hotel.
Members of the ballet group did
a fine job, and impressed many of
the visitors on the coast with their
Dr. and Mrs. Hogarth Honor Classes
Dr. and Mrs. Hogarth entertain-
ed the Junior Class at a formal tea
on the afternoon of March 16 from
five to six o'clock. The Reception
Room was adorned with spring
flowers. Pink azaleas covered the
coffee table and an assortment of
giant snapdragons was arranged
on the piano.
On Sunday afternoon at five o'-
clock, February 10, President and
Mrs. Hogarth entertained the
Senior Class with a formal tea in
the Reception Room. Dr. and Mrs.
Hogarth greeted their guest as
they assembled. Mrs. Roter, Miss
Picking, Class Sponsor, and Dean
Dr. and Mrs. Hogarth received Crenshaw assisted in serving. The
their guests upon arrival. Mrs. ] ove i y tea ta y e was adorned with
Hogarth wore a lovely white crepe a i ace c i otn an d can dles. Camellias
floor length dress. A St. Patrick's f orme d the centerpiece. A Valen-
Day theme was carried out with tine ^ea was carried through with
green tapers and white snapdragons i itt [ e heart shaped cakes decorated
forming the centerpiece of the tea
table and accenting the lace cloth.
Little cakes of green and white
icing topped a course of dainty
sandwiches and a salad. Miss
Meeker, Class Sponsor, served and
Mrs. Linder poured. Mrs. Daugh-
erty assisted in serving.
in the form of Valentines. The
guests enjoyed chatting with Dr.
and Mrs. Hogarth about the cruise
and coming events on the Gulf Park
For the first time the Gulf Park
Beta Club was represented at the
Mississippi state convention this
year. On February 29, five mem-
bers of the Beta Club, Marian
A special honor was accorded the }f^\^J^^ T ^^^
Gulf Park group that visited Bellin-
grath Gardens near Mobile, Ala-
bama on February 18. The girls
were invited into Mr. Bellingrath's
home and were shown through the
first floor. Mr. Bellingrath himself
greeted his visitors as they began
their tour of the gardens.
The bosses had left Gulf Park at
9:30 in the morning and came to
their destination about noon. After
eating a picnic lunch outside the
gardens under the moss covered begin plans for next year's con-
live oaks, the girls and their chape- vention.
rons spent all of the early part of -m Q * 1 J llf*
the afternoon walking through the /lllll JllCIliiniS W1IIS
ter, Janice Hanson, Jean Askew,
and their sponsor, Miss James, left
for Jackson, Mississippi, where the
convention was held.
Saturday morning the girls at-
tended a forum on the theme,
"Peace Without Freedom" which
was followed by the election of the
state officers. Saturday afternoon
group discussions were held fol-
lowed by a banquet and dance
Saturday night. Sunday morning
the girls returned to Gulf Park to
The camera of Mr. Montell was
not the only one that was clacking
that afternoon. The "camera bugs"
of the Gulf Park group took ad-
vantage of their opportunity to
photograph friends and flowers in
the Garden Spot of the South. The
group returned very much inspired
by the winding azalea, jonquil, and
camellia trails which made a last-
ing impression on all.
During the concluding business
session of the Phi Theta Kappa
convention held at Gulf Park on
April 3, 4, and 5, Ann Richards
was elected national first vice-
president for the coming year.
Ann is from Fort Worth, Texas,
and is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. K. S. Richards. She is secre-
tary of the Junior class, vice-presi-
dent of the Jet Maskers, a member
of the Sigma Psi Iota Sorority, and
also participates in Water Ballet.
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S. S. Cefalu
It was an expectant group that
boarded the bus for New Orleans
the morning of March 22. Dr. and
Mrs. Hogarth and Nancy Eva head-
ed our party of forty-two Gulf Park
girls with Miss Picking and Miss
Schreiber as our chaperons. We
were to become the 1952 cruise
Upon arrival in New Orleans we
went to the Piety Street Wharf
where we gazed for the first time
upon the S. S. Cefalu, the beauti-
ful Standard Fruit Company ship
which was to be our vacation re-
sort on the sea for the next ten
A Dixie Land Band was on the
ship to give us our last taste of
true American music for the next
ten days. Pictures were taken and
good-byes said as we prepared to
relax in the tropical sun.
As soon as we left the harbor,
activities aboard ship began. Our
cruise directress pointed out some
of the interesting sights of New
Orleans as we glided down the
muddy Mississippi. Then there was
much sunbathing, eating, swim-
ming, and shuffle board. We en-
joyed bridge and canasta tourna-
ments in the afternoon, and bingo,
horse races, and picture shows at
night, but most of our time was
spent lounging in the sun and
watching the waves from upper
The food on board ship was
delicious, and since we could have
all we wanted anytime of day, there
is no doubt that a few expanded
waist lines can be spotted among
the cruise girls.
Above everything else, the nights
on the sea were impressive. Just
picture a cruise ship at sea, the
sound of the rolling depthless water
beneath, soft music drifting on the
air, and a wide expanse of stars
watching over you. Life aboard ship
was romantic and out of this wor'.d!
After a big day of shopping and
sightseeing and a marvelous dinner
on board, we were ready to begin
our tour of the night life in Havana
at 8:30 on the night of March 24.
First we went to one of the Hava-
na auditoriums to see the very ex-
citing and fast game of Jai-Alai.
Then we drove through the main
business district of Havana and
through China Town. About 9:30
we arrived at "La Tropicana." The
setting was definitely tropical with
two orchestras, so there was con-
tinuous music throughout the
evening. Under a starlight sky and
palm trees we met our Cuban dates
and danced. At 11:30 was presented
the floorshow which included an
impersonator, several dance and
song numbers, and a novelty act.
It was at "La Tropicana" that many
of us had our first taste of some-
thing resembling coconut ice cream
served in a coconut shell.
Tuesday night we were off
again to the equally beautiful night
club, the "San Souci." Here again,
the Havana boys were waiting for
us. This night we felt a little more
at ease when we tried our luck at
the rumba and samba. The "San
Souci" was also out of doors, sur-
rounded by formal gardens and a
pool. The floor show here was a
bit more fabulous. The theme was
an African tribal dance. This dance
presented many colorful and stirr-
ing acts which held our undivided
attention from beginning to end.
Around 12:30 we said "adios" to
our Havana friends and climbed
into our touring cars which were to
take us back to the ship to prepare
for our trip to La Ceiba the next
Fun In La Ceiba
Imagine walking on the upper
deck of a ship gliding over the
blue Caribbean and gazing out at
the sunrise on the sapphire sea
and the jungles of La Ceiba in the
distance! That's just the breath-
taking experience which the cruise
girls who slept on deck had on
the morning of April 28. By seven
o'clock the S. S. Cefalu had ap-
proached the coastline of Honduras
and the whole ship was astir to
see the landing and hear the
famous International Marimba Band
which would be on the wharf to
greet us. The coastline was in-
viting with cocoanut palms and grass
huts forming a silhouette against
We walked down the gang plank
at 8:30 to view more closely the
marimba band and board a first
class passenger train which belong-
ed to the Standard Fruit Company.
From the windows we could see
the mountain ranges rising back
of the village which are called
Sierra Nombre De Dios. Our guide
also pointed out the mighty Pico
Bonito which reigns 8,300 feet and
is the highest mountain in Hon-
After chugging through Republic
Avenue we reached Mazapan,
named after the bread fruit tree,
mazapan. We next passed by the
company dairy and the Sugar Mill
factory at Monte Cristo and found
ourselves well into the jungles.
Soon we reached the Salado River
where a launch called Neptune
was boarded. Most of us sat on
upper deck and enjoyed the breath-
taking scenes while drinking coca-
nut milk and eating cocanut meat.
We saw strange birds, tropical
trees, and native thatched huts, but
the monkeys were too sly for us
and kept out of sight. We made one
stop at an experimental banana
plantation and walked down the
rows of banana trees while our
guide explained how they grow.
As we began our seven and half
mile trip again, the marimba band
on the first deck entertained us
with "Mumbo" music. This river
trip was one of the most beautiful
parts of our entire trip. Soon Salado
Beach was reached and it was
indeed a beautiful sight to behold.
A delicious lunch was served to
us, and we swam in the Caribbean,
absorbed the sun rays, or explored
among the tall coconut palms most
of the afternoon. The marimba
band in the open beach shelter
furnished music at all times, too.
About 4:30 we boarded the boat
and then the train for our return
trip. In La Ceiba we shopped for
straw articles and mahogony. With
arms loaded we left the Commis-
sary and walked to the boat to
ready ourselves for the dance given
in our honor at the Company
Dining Hall. As we approached
we could see stevedores busily
loading bananas on the ship and
knew we were to have a precious
cargo on the return trip.
At 8:30 we were taken to the
dance by train and there we became
acquainted with some of the Latin
inhabitants. We found the boys
very eager to teach us the Mumbo
and the Mexican Hat Dance. In
fact, we were having such a grand
time with our short, dark, romantic
Latin friends that Dr. Hogarth ex-
tended the dance to 12:30. As we
left, our dates surprised us by board-
ing the train with us to say a final
"Hasta Luego" (Until we meet
The next day some shopped and
others went on a sight seeing tour.
On this trip we saw the dairy, the
air port, growing pineapples and
grapefruit, and the mahogony
Eleven o'clock was the sailing
deadline; so we hurried back to the
boat. With eyes glued to the beauti-
ful shore of La Ceiba we bid adieu
to the land of the coconut palm and
Fashions On Deck
Even though everyone packs her
shorts and swim suit for the
cruise, she has to dress up for that
important moment when the boat
leaves New Orleans. The girls this
year presented a most attractive
picture as they walked up the gang
plank on their way to a new and
exciting adventure in Havana and
Patsy Wood's petite blonde fea-
tures were accented by her black
linen, velvet trimmed, bolero suit.
Her shoes and bag were black
patent and her hat was white
trimmed in black. Everything in
Pat's wardrobe is lovely, but her
denim bathing suit is outstanding.
Don't you know she had fun sun-
bathing in it?
Carolyn Furr looked neat and
sweet in a pink suit made with a
full skirt and trimmed in gray. Her
accessories were blue. Susan Gaskill
didn't get left standing on the
wharf. Who could leave her when
she looked so nice in her brown
linen suit and harmonizing beige
As always, navy has been a
wonderful spring color and many
people are wearing it to their own
advantage. Alice Ann Mitchum was
a study in navy and white in her
navy faille suit with navy shoes and
bag and white-trimmed navy hat.
The large middy pique collar and
white gloves were the finishing
Eloise Inman also chose a navy
faille suit-dress trimmed in white
pique. She had navy shoes, bag,
and hat. Carol Jean White was
smart in a navy tailored suit and
The cruise brought forth many
white outfits, too. Frances Hodges'
suit was white linen. Frances wore
a navy shantung blouse, white
shoes, and a white hat trimmed in
navy. Harriet Eppes selected an off-
white gabardine suit with green
accessories to accent it. Her hat was
a natural straw picture hat featur-
ing shasta daisies around the
crown. Margaret Jane Linebaugh
wore a tailored white suit with
navy accessories. Could anything
look better on such an important
day? Lynn Logan also decided to
wear white with navy. Jane Willis
chose a white sun-back dress with
matching jacket. To show off the
white of the dress and her tan she
wore a red, white, and blue scarf
draped on the shoulder.
Joanne Payes was different from
the crowd and wore a coral linen
sheath dress and matching duster
trimmed with rhinestone buttons.
Her linen shoes matched the dress.
Wearing a light weight wool suit
with brown accessories was Ann
Murrell. The beauty of the suit is
that it looks like tweed yet is so
light weight. Her roommate.
Sunny Mays was as attractive as
always in a beige trimmed in
brown two piece dress made of
raw silk. Sunny wore brown shoes
and a beige straw hat.
Suzanne Swindell walked on the
boat wearing a pink and blue check-
ed suit with a pink hat and blue
shoes. That pink hat really set off
her dark hair and eyes. Bobbie Hen-
son wore a light blue linen suit
with matching hat and white shoes
and bag. Have you noticed the
beautiful tan Bobbie has? Betty
Garner sailed in a tailored brown
linen suit accented by white.
Nan Engler's suit had a black
skirt and black and white plaid
jacket trimmed with huge black
buttons and a patent belt. Nan
wore a white straw hat and black
shoes. Cynthia Camp's blond beauty
was brought out by her electric
blue suit and white accessories.
A bevy of Beauties bound for the
Caribbean, wouldn't you say?
On Sunday night, March 29, on
the upper deck of the S. S. Cejalu
drifted the refrains of Never Put
Bananas in the Refrigerator as
Patsy Lord and Paula Sanders ap-
peared before the masquerade
judges doing a samba to their
banana song. They were dressed as
"Miss Conchita Bananas"-complete
with a basket of bananas balanced
upon their heads.
Also seen were Shirley Cannon
surrounded by raindrops and carry-
ing out the theme of "April
showers bring May flowers" and
Margie Clayton, who brought forth
lots of laughter as she posed as
our waiter, Eric.
After parading around in a circle
for the judges, the contestants par-
ticipated in several games. While
waiting for the judges' decisions,
musical chairs, a pineapple sher-
bert tea party, a potato race, and a
whistling-cracker contest were en-
Finally, the suspense was over
when Dr. Hogarth announced the
winners. Posing as a native steve-
dore and peering from beneath her
huge sombrero, Carolyn Furr re-
ceived the prize for the most original
costume. Walking up to claim the
prize for the most beautiful costume
was Patsy Wood who sparkled in
her green sequin Indian costume.
Shuffling along behind her came
a negro mammy. Everyone was
puzzled as to her identity, but the
voice was a betrayal. The winner
of the most comical prize could be
no other than C. }. White. Our
cruise directress now awarded a
circus ring master prize to Dr.
Hogarth for being the only male
A good time was had by all as
the masqueraders hurried back to
their cabins to revert to their
former faces and figures.
The Captain's Dinner
The Captain's dinner on the
night of March 31, our last night
at sea, climaxed the cruise. The
ship's dining saloon was decorated
with colored balloons and soft
candle light. The dining saloon was
filled with cruisers in paper party
hats who were blowing little tin
horns and waving noise-makers. We
all sang a toast to Captain G. S.
Battig and he made a short speech
Gifts and souvenir menus were
given to all cruise members. After
ordering dinner, we all busily had
our menus autographed. All meals
served aboard the S. S. Cejalu
were excellent, but this last dinner
had the atmosphere and all the
qualities that make an occasion un-
forgetable. So for forty-two Gulf
Park girls the last fulfilled memory
of a wonderful cruise will be the
last night out and that special
On the evening of April 2 Gulf
Park was offered a glimpse of the
fascinating Caribbean Cruise dur-
ing the annual Cruise Banquet.
After a delightful meal, the pro-
gram began. Margie Clayton, pos-
ing as a travel guide, offered a
romantic Caribbean Cruise to
three old maid school teachers
portrayed by Ellen Hanna, Jane
Willis, and Ann Wood. To get the
interest of her prospects, Margie
described cruise life on the S. S.
Cejalu. Margie described the din-
ing saloon and described the
wonderful food, while Diana
Swartz and Nan Engler pantomin-
ed that first night of seasickness.
Alice Ann Mitchum represented the
"after cruise girl" by posing as the
fat girl who lost her figure on the
Joe, the deck steward, was rep-
resented by Bobbie Henson who
uttered his unforgettable "darling"
to all his girls. The Sunkist Kids
starring Tarries Eppes, Sally Shultz,
Cynthia Camp, Joanne Payes, Mar-
garet Jane Linebaugh, and Connie
Leichhardt gave their rendition of
a cruise song. Dee Dee Patterson,
Pat Wood, and Paula Sanders told
about the various activities in La
Ceiba. Frances Hodges spoke on
our romantic Latin dates. The pro-
gram ended with a group demon-
strating the Mexican Hat Dance.
In conclusion, all sang the Alma
Gulf Park Models
The Hurricane Room of Buena
Vista Hotel in Biloxi was the sett-
ing of a fashion show on March 10
sponsored by the National Conven-
tion of Garden Clubs and featuring
fifteen Gulf Park students as
models. An added attraction was
Miss America of 1952, lovely Colleen
The versatility of cotton was the
main theme of the show in which
the girls modeled cotton fabrics
which took on the appearance of
brocade, satin, velvet, and worsted,
as well as chambray, denim, and
the familiar cotton weaves.
From her personal wardrobe.
Miss America modeled a formal of
dusty rose and lavender-cotton
satin with a tight fitting bodice and
skirt flaring from the hips over a
full purple taffeta petticoat.
Another feature of the show was
the appearance of Alice in Wonder-
land (in reality, Fran Barbee) and
her escort, the March Hare (Sally
Williams). Modeling the lovely new
styles were Ginger Anthony,
Marguerite Burrow, Henrietta Car-
lisle, Margie Clayton, Camille
Colquitt, Nancy Hopkins, Eloise
Inman, Caroline Janson, Melva
King, Marian Lavell, Jane Ellen
Richard, Susie Spencer, Mildred
Steinmuller, Ann Varnadow, and
Ann Wallace. The models were
introduced by Miss Margot Herzog
of New York.
Phi Theta Kappas Initiated
A candlelight initiation service
for the new Phi Theta Kappa mem-
bers was held in the Y-Hut on Feb-
ruary 27. The nine new members
who were initiated are: Helen
Fields, Phyllis Hall, Mary Haral-
son, June Hereford, Norma Neill,
Marisue Pounders, Ann Richards,
Carolyn White, and Anne Wood.
Following the initiation, cake and
punch were served.
Speech Majors Star
in Jet Maskers'
Kind Lady, a three act drama
of suspense by Edward Chodorov,
was presented March 5 and 6 in
the Auditorium by the Jet Maskers,
and directed by Miss Picking.
Mildred Steinmuller Mary Herries
Robert Blume Mr. Foster
Melva King Lucy Weston
Joanne Payes Rose
Sara Ann Williams Phylis Glenning
Tommy Meek Peter Santard
Marian Lavell Ada
Larry Holmes Henry Abbott
Nancy Rogers Mrs. Edwards
Raymond Robinson Mr. Edwards
Delores Cruthirds Aggie Edwards
Robert Blume Gustav Rosenberg
The action of the play took place
in the living room of Mary Herries'
home in Montague Square, London.
As the curtain rises Mr. Foster, a
bank representative, has come to
talk over a business matter with
Henry Abbott. Mary Herries find-
ing that she is alone proceeds to
tell him who she is and why he
must help her to escape from the
ruthless Mr. Abbott. Her story
forms the plot of the following
Mary Herries, a rich old maid
who finds happiness by helping
others, discovered a handsome beg-
gar outside her house on Christmas
Eve and asked him in for a cup of
tea. Through conversation she
finds that he is a painter as yet un-
successful; he also tells her of his
wife and child and how they
struggle to exist. Mary gives him
money and wishes him a Merry
Christmas, thinking she will never
see him again.
Henry Abbott appears again to
return her cigarette case which he
stole the night of his first visit,
with him he has brought some of
his paintings hoping Miss Herries
will buy one. She realizes their
lack of value but cannot resist the
forcing plea of Henry. He tells
her that he has brought his wife
Ada to see her lovely house. Ada,
waiting outside, faints and has to
be given a room for the night.
But the night grows into weeks
and Henry completes his scheme
of making a permanent home with
Miss Herries. The Edwards family,
friends of Henry, come to visit
him and while they are there Mary
Herries suddenly becomes ill. With
this, Henry's plans for entire con-
trol becomes complete.
As years pass f Mary remains a
prisoner in her own house. Her
first attempt to get help is by
giving a note to Rosenberg, an art
connoisseur but thinking her insane,
he gives the note to Henry. She
stands helplessly dominated by
Henry because she cannot contact
Finding that Foster believes her
story she gives him a note. Henry
is greatly disturbed when he finds
that Mary has been alone with
Foster. He asks if she has given
him a note and Foster replies "No,
Sir." He leaves shortly. There is
a ringing of the doorbell and
triumphantly Mary speaks, "I'll
With their Oxford accents, the
cast did a supreme job. Mildred
Steinmuller was superb and was
a perfect "Kind Lady."
Dinner At The
On Friday, March 14, members
of the Romance Language Club,
Captain and Mrs. de Jaive, and
Miss Kessler, enjoyed a shrimp
Creole dinner served in the Y-Hut.
Following the dinner a program
was presented in which Terry
Allen, accompanied by Ann Cox
at the piano, sang Lullaby of
Broadway and Bill. Caroline Janson
gave a reading of an original poem
entitled, "Captain, My Captain"
and dedicated it to Captain de Jaive.
This was the club's first get-
together since Christmas and a
good time was had by all.
G. P. C. on WGCM
On Thursday night, February
19, the Gulf Park Radio Playshop
presented its first 1952 program
over WGCM. The name of the
radio play was Sunday Costs Five
Pesos, a comedy by Josephine
The performance featured:
Woodsen Wall as Fidel Duran
Janice Hanson as Berta
Sheila Aragon as Salome
Joan Beach as Calestina
Tene Wolfe as Tonia
The program was directed by
Nancy Rogers. Ann Richards and
Monkey Turner were in charge of
music and sound effects and the
announcer was Ann Cox.
This was the first in a series of
variety programs to be presented
by Gulf Park. These programs will
be heard on the first and third
Thursdays of every month.
Through the Musical Keyhole
was the title for Gulf Park's second
radio show over WGCM. Anna
McRaney and Ann Cox were featur-
ed in the program. Both played
piano solos, Anna Playing De
Bussy's lovely Dance in E Major
and Ann playing two movements,
"Modere" and "Menuet", from
Ravel's Sonatina. De Bussy and
Ravel are composers in the Modern
This program was directed by
Miss Helton. Ann Richards was in
charge of the music and Shirley
Cannon was the announcer.
The Valentine Banquet was held
on Wednesday, February 13 in the
Dining Room. Each table was
decorated with candles and small
valentines. Huge red hearts adorn-
ed the walls, and on the buffet
were vases of red and white car-
nations. During the banquet enter-
tainment was given by La Merle
Miller who sang One Kiss and For
You Alone. Ann Cox accompanied
at the piano.
Dn The Beach
With blue and white, green and
white, red and white, cowbells,
washboards, shakers, gloves, hats
and drums, the basketball tourney
commenced. The familiar cheers
arose from the grandstand as the
student body watched the teams
battle for victory and the Goat.
The first game was played be-
tween the High School and the
Junior Class on Thursday, Febru-
ary 28, The members of the High
School team were: Barbara Scott,
Joanne Cullum, Margie Maloney,
Sue Brooks, Louise Porter, Doug-
lass Bennett, "George" Mcllwain,
and Jan Ratchford (Captain). The
Junior team members were: Kathe-
rine Malucky, Ethel Hutchins, Sissy
Templeton, Marilyn Niccum, "Skip"
Schneblin, Nancy Hopkins, and
Babs Lowry (Captain). The Junior
team was victorious, the final
score being 8-13 in their favor.
The second game of the tourney
was played the following afternoon,
this time it was the Seniors versus
the High School. Playing for the
Senior Class were: Peggy Dierks,
Ellen Hanna, Joanne Payes, Vickie
Miller, Camille Colquitt, Ann Cox,
Janice Sue Smith, and Melva King
(Captain). The High School
added three new players to their
roster for their second game, they
were: Charlotte Murdock, Jane
Bindley, and Marsha Nichols. With
hard, straight passes, and beauti-
ful ball handling, this game came to
an exciting finish with the Seniors
winning. The score was 16-11.
On Monday afternoon, March 3,
the two winning teams faced each
other in the homestretch game.
The Juniors seemed to tally the
most points against their able op-
ponents, the Seniors, and complet-
ed the game with the score stand-
ing, 13-8 in their favor.
His Majesty, the Goat, was pre-
sented Monday night as the Juniors
made a snake chain into the Dining
Room to receive the emblem of
their victory. Thus ended a very
enjoyable season. Now, on to
On March 15, the Senior and
Junior hockey teams found their
individual positions on the hockey
field and eagerly awaited the
starting bully. Both found early
in the game that they had capable
competition and the race was on.
After a scoreless first half, the
players tried harder and harder to
get the ball past the goalies. But,
their attempts were futile and the
time whistle blew with a tie of
Members of the Senior team were:
Nina Speed, Captain, Camille Col-
quitt, Jo Ann Payes, Melva King,
Connie Leichhardt, Pat Walker,
Sally Shultz, Martha McFarland,
Sally Williams, and Carolyn Furr.
Competing for the Juniors were:
Ethel Hutchins, Captain, Kathe-
rine Malucky, Susie Spencer,
Monkey Turner, Charlotte Bishop,
Marilyn Niccum, Skip Schneblin,
Babs Lowry, Ann Richards, Sissy
Templeton, and Carol Ingram.
A second game was played
between the Seniors and the
Juniors to continue our tournament
on March 17. This time, the
Juniors came out with the heavy
end of a 2-0 victory.
Monday, March 17, was the date
set for the play-off between the
Juniors and the High School. With
the wings spiriting the offensive,
the ball passed swiftly and skill-
fully up and down the field. After
a hard fought game the Juniors
had tallied a score of 4-0, which
made them the keeper of His
Majesty, the Goat, until our next
Members of the High School
team included: Vie Anderson,
Captain. Jan Ratchford, Patsy
Lord, Joan Feldman, Ann Hewitt,
Harriet Greenleaij, Jane (Bindley,
Jan Bygate, Martha Twing, Pat
Morgan, and Ann Wallace.
Seek and Ye
On Saturday evening, February
16, after the movie at the Y-Hut,
about thirty girls went over to the
Speech Workshop to participate in
a scavenger hunt sponsored by the
Athletic Association. Groups were
organized and a list of articles,
ranging from Dean Crenshaw's belt
to Houston's signature, was given
to each group. The lucky winners
were Ann Richard's and Janet
Pray's teams. The efforts of these
teams created a tie. After the prizes
were awarded, refreshments were
The Bit and Spur Club held their
annual Jousting Tournament on
Sunday afternoon, February 17, at
the Riding Ring. Each knight at-
tired in cape and cap had to canter
by three posts on which rings were
hanging. He attempted to spear as
many rings as possible. Three tries
were given to each contestant. Betty
Haralson was high scorer and was
awarded a prize. Orher knights
riding in the contest were: Joanne
Watts, Gretchen Gibbons. Judy
Moreton, Ann Cocreham, Marcia
Wheeler, Judy Walton, and Vi
For Samovar Club
A dessert-party for the members
of the Samovar Club was given on
Wednesday evening, February 6,
in the Art Studio. The studio was
gaily decorated with red and white
paper hearts. Crepe paper place
mats and individual place cards in
the form of bright red hearts were
Tea was served from the samo-
var, before an open fire to the
accompaniment of soft music.
It would be almost impossible to
include all the charm and hospitali-
ty of the old South in one, or many,
trips. But certainly we found the
best part of it on the Natchez
Two large busses of girls left
Gulf Park bright and early Satur-
day morning, March 8, for a trip
through Mississippi and Louisiana.
Our first stop was Jackson, where
we were given a very cordial greet-
ing and shown through Mississippi's
beautiful capital. Completely fasc-
inated by the electric voting and
loudspeaker system in the House
of Representatives, we made our-
selves at home in the big leather
chairs and tried our hands at the
various gadgets. After a leisurely
chicken dinner in the private
dining room of the Heidelberg
Hotel, we were off again- — this
time to the historic National Park
Cemetery at Vicksburg. The Park
attendant gave us a lecture on the
famous battle fought there during
the Civil War and then went with
us as we toured the Park, which
extends along the old Confederate
and Union trench lines. Many
states of both North and South
have monuments here, and it kept
us quite busy looking for one from
our home state. We went through
the Illinois monument, and were
all interested in Missouri's monu-
ment, which is dedicated to soldiers
of both sides. We hated to leave
the lovely grounds but it was soon
time to be off for "better things."
Our long-anticipated destination,
Natchezi was reached in time for
a big supper at the Eola Hotel
before leaving again for the Con-
federate Ball. This charming page-
ant carried us back to the days
when Cotton was king and the
emphasis was on gracious living.
The stage itself was a masterpiece
in re-creating a flower-laden South-
ern garden. No less captivating
were the elegant "Southern Belles"
complete with wide ruffled skirts,
fans, bonnets, panteloons, and un-
matched coquetry. By the time the
Confederate soldiers marched in,
in all their regalia to honor the
queen, we were completely lost in
a bygone era and more eager than
ever to see the homes the next day.
Back at the hotel Mr. Cooke
brought apples to our rooms and a
piece of his birthday cake.
The next morning couldn't come
soon enough, for we were to see the
first of the stately old ante-bellum
mansions. The old homes were
dominated by tall white columns,
graceful antiques, and full skirted
hostesses who made us feel right
at home. Each one visited had
something unique about it and one
seemed just a little more beautiful
than the preceding one. Costumed
"mamies" met us at many of the
homes with their home-made pra-
lines, upon which we feasted all
morning. After lunch at the Eola
Hotel we went to see more of the
historic homes. All had one thing
in common however— the lack of a
kitchen within the main house.
Instead, it was in a separate build-
ing nearby which quarters the
house slaves, tool room, milk house,
and so on. Though the homes
now have at most only a few
acres of ground they brought
back visions of miles of farmland
rich with cotton and tobacco. Too
soon we were drawn back into the
realm of reality and dinner at the
hotel, after which we dressed for
Our destination this time was the
Rose Hill Baptist Church, the
oldest Negro church in Mississippi,
where we heard Negro Spirituals
sung by the Natchez City Choir.
From the first outburst of song we
were completely captivated. Not
only did the choir thrill us with
their singing but we were given a
true Southern welcome by the
pastor. All agreed that the choir
should be on radio or television so
that more people could enjoy this
wonderful group. We were reluct-
ant to leave the little church, but
it was a perfect end to a perfect
stay in the charm spot of the South.
The next morning we left Mis-
sissippi for Baton Rouge, Louis-
iana. There we ate lunch and were
shown through the imposing state
capital, which is said to be one of
the two finest in the United States.
After lunch we went back to the
busses which took some of the girls
into town for shopping and others
on a tour around the beautiful
On Saturday n'ght, March i,
Gulf Park's Auditorium was the
scene of an imaginary invasion
from the spiritual world! Satan him-
self possessed the stage and peered
with glittering eyes through a
blazing inferno of cardboard flames.
Challenging the realm of Purga-
tory from the opposite end of the
room stood Paradise in all its airy
glory including its dripping angel-
hair clouds and white pillars. The
pearly gates stood twinkling with
star dust and were tended from
above by a golden-winged angel.
Devils and angels chased each other
around the walls from 8:30 until
12:00 while red and blue spot
lights threw a profusion of color
about them. There you have it —
a perfect setting for the Junior
Servicemen from Keesler Air
Force Base were invited as a ma-
jority and were introduced to the
girls by Miss Ramsey. Dr. and
Mrs. Hogarth, faculty members and
officers of the Senior and High
School classes formed the receiving
line. Music was provided by a six
piece Negro band from New Or-
leans. The dancers were also enter-
tained by various vocal students
from the college. Terry Allen de-
lighted the couples, who, were
seated informally on the floor, with
her version of / Can't Say No. Then
Caroline Janson and Ann Varna-
dow executed a hilarious song-skit
concerning memoirs of Gulf Park,
and Marie Mohr sang /'// See You
In My Dreams.
When the angel-hair began to
fall and the flames enveloping Satan
seemed to die down, the evening
was then concluded with a break-
fast from 12:00 until 1:00 in the
To many a Junior Class member
who worked hard to make it the
success it was, this dance will re-
main a memorable occasion. Hats
off to the Juniors, for a "good
time was had by all!"
P. S. It. was concluded that oc-
casional realistic flashes of lightn-
ing from Purgatory proved to be
the ever-present Mr. Montell with
TtCCKiUe TKtHcfatl . .
The time has again approached
when I must gleefully report to
each of you a few new "tasties",
overheard as I found myself perch-
ed on and, occasionally, off campus!
After much straining of my own
plastic ears, may I casually suggest
that you lend yours also, and hear
that: Peggy Dierks has recently
been voted "Miss Pajama of '52".
P. D. wears many kinds and types,
and with but a brief glance one is
able to see her in this attire as she
sashays to and from class.... And
while on the subject of frocks — Pat
Harkins, (you little monkey!)
Minnie approves of your white
negligee that you wear so often!
Who created this attractive gown??
What exquisite embroidery, "MISS
HARKINS"!!! Have you joined
the Poodle Club??? Nina Speed
and Sally Shultz are president and
vice-president, respectively. Do have
your locks "poodled" and make
your family happy during the
summer months QUESTION
OF THE MONTH: Just who
would walk a mile for a camel???
A box of goodies to the lucky child
that guesses right.... What are you
trying to do, Nancy Rogers??? Set
a new fad with your blue tinted
hair....Peers to me a new fad has
started already with all these horse
and pony tails.... Noticed all those
tans the cruise girls have??? Now
me, I look like a ghost beside them
and that's no joke.. ..Say, Ann Cox
and Nancy Ford, you two certainly
plowed through that line to get
Dale Robertson's autograph. Nice,
wasn't it??? Happy days are here
again!!!! Ann Wallace, you can
smile after all. And the cause of
this, if my guess is correct, is in
New Orleans.. .Right, or right????
Those roses you received, Carolyn
Furr, certainly made you smile....
NOW HEAR THIS, Sally Jenn-
ings, how dare you peek your head
from rooms 3 and 5??? Minnie shall
never, ever forgive you for this
invasion Ann Cocreham, are you
really hopeless??? (ditto Bobbie
Henson!)....High School girls, are
you still enjoying your after-birth-
day-party cigarettes??? Congratula-
tions to Pat Conklin and her Phi
Gam pin.... Connie Leichhardt, Ed
is beckoning to you from Alaska!!!
Hop on your dog sled. ...Happy
Mardi Gras Day from Minnie to
Millie Steinmuller, Ann Murrell,
Nancy Rogers, Nina Speed, Janice
Mundy and Jackie Wortham
"Tunk" Hodges!!! Just who is
this Charlie child that is taking up
the time you used to write letters
to Collins in??? Why the sudden
smiles, Janice Hanson? Could it
be that a certain someone has been
discharged ? Happy Holidays!!!
Shouldn't the Bell Telephone Com-
pany give Patsy Lord, Bitsy Craw-
ford and Lynn Spottswood a dis-
count? Incidentally, Lynn, didn't
Robbie pay a visit March 7??? Gulf
Park was well represented in New
Orleans the week-end of March 8th.
Jane Bindley, Ann Ware, Jan Ratch-
ford, Paula Sanders, Peggy Rucks,
Ann Carinhas, Lida Cobbs, and
Douglass Bennett, did you have
fun???? Lloyd's latest casualty is
Barbara Perrine. How's your foot
now??? Jane White, Betty Allen,
Jane Dawson, and Janice Hanson,
what are your current plans for the
summer??? Aha, Harriet Eppes!!!!
I have heard a secret whistle for
you from the end of Senior Hall.
Is this, by some mere chance, one
of your admirers??? If so, kindly
tell this person to whistle in a softer,
more melodious tone!!! Minnie and
her chums must have their naps....
And to a certain Junior: Payes-oh
enjoyed your conversation on the
tape-recorder Ann Newman, had
a sore paw, February 26. What
happened???? Why has there
been a certain overnight visitor in
Margie Maloney and Diane Davis'
room lately??? Could it be "Birds
of a feather"??? Have you had
your morning coffee? If not, see
"Rhodes" or Joanne Cullom
From what I hear, Judy Walton
really had a marvelous time when
she visited Ellen Hanna at Winter-
haven, Florida. Did you finally
meet that someone??? Any-one
need directions for a trip??? Just
ask C. J. White. Your instructions
were for a long way back home,
eh, C. J.???? Enough said!!!! So
with spy glass in hand and ears
temporarily folded up, I depart
(with my favorite record, "Jet",
tucked snugly under my arm) until
next issue. ...In the meantime I'll,
of course, be seeing YOU Most
sincerely Minnie Minchell
Ohhhh girls, you don't know
what you missed by not going on
this wonderful, wonderful cruise!!!
Those Latin MEN!!! Oh what
dancers, oh what lovers (did we
find out.) What men, period!!!!
Just let me tell you about a few
of the wonderful things we did
and some of the things that hap-
pened to us.
Habana, what a place! !!!Pat
Morgan, how about the little duel
that took place all for the favor
of your fond smile??? and hey,
Frances Hodges... how did you say
the techniques of our small Latin
lovers were??? What do you think
about feet (fate) bringing us
together, Sally Shultz???? Big
things aren't they??? Have you seen
the beautiful tans those girls have?
Speaking of Connie and Bobbie in
particular... Saw Sunny Mays try-
ing to learn to speak Espanol in
La Ceiba... How was your teacher,
Sunny??? Heard that Susan Gas-
kill's date wanted to show her the
city even though he no speaka
ingles... Watch it Sue!!! Gosh, the
traffic in Habana, the way they
drive — first one who gets to the
corner with the loudest horn has
the right of way.... Hey, Margaret
Jane Linebaugh, how about a
nickle??? or maybe a glass of cold
Yes girls the cruise is definitely
something you want to start plan-
niny now for next year... if there's
room for any more since most of
us would give our eye teeth to go
again next year. Just look at Dee-
Dee Patterson. This was her year,
and I can now understand why it
was.... Well, guess this is enough
about our friends to the south
and the wonderful time we had,
but in case you haven't guessed by
now.... Minnie fully approves of
the cruise.... just look what you
get for your cruise: good food on
the boat, loads of time for sun-
worshiping on the top deck of the
S. S. Cefalu, chance to buy many
things to bring home, and above
all your one and only chance to
meet your wonderful, marvelous,
Latin MEN!!! Yes, I firmly believe
in the cruise.. ..Bye now.
LOUCIDEL THOMPSON '23,
Jackson, Miss (Mrs. Claude Wall)
lives at 1726 Howard Street, Jack-
son. Her son, Woodson Wall, is
now station announcer for WGCM
LUCILE WILLIAMS 1923 - 24,
Shreveport, Louisiana (Mrs. W. F.
Nipper) has been living at her
mother's home at 760 King's High-
way, Shreveport. She has two child-
ren — a daughter living in Dallas
and a son in Washington, D. C.
who will soon go to Germany with
the armed forces.
CLARION PATTISON '25, Peoria,
Illinois was married last year to
William H. Forsythe. Her address
is 214 Barker Avenue, Peoria.
MAMIE HEARD 1926-27, West
Monroe, Louisiana (Mrs. Raymond
Spence) lives at 2812 Hillside Drive,
Nashville, Tennessee. The Spences
have two sons, 13 and 11, and a
1926-27, Shreveport, Louisiana
(Mrs. Herbert M. Barney, Jr.) has
three children and one grandchild.
The Barneys live at 1832 Fairfield
1928-29, Beatrice, Nebraska (Mrs.
Martin Nichols) 722 North Seventh,
Beatrice, visited Gulf Park on
HELEN BURNS 1928-29, Decatur,
Illinois (Mrs. C. A. Davidson)
visited Gulf Park March 12.
ELLA GWEN SHAW 1928-30,
Dixon, Illinois (Mrs. Harold A.
Green) visited Gulf Park March
RUTH ANDERSON 1929-30,
Chicago, Illinois (Mrs. Harold
Oscar Carlson) visited Gulf Park
with her young daughter on Fri-
day, March 14. The Carlsons live
at Inverness, Palatine, Illinois.
VIRGINIA GAST 1930-31, Evans-
ton, Illinois (Mrs. Ernest E. Free-
man, Jr.) 2433 Simpson, Evanston,
has adopted twins, a boy and a
girls, 21/2 years old.
EDITH BENSON '31, Forrest
City, Arkansas (Mrs. William J.
Clanton) still lives in Forrest City.
Edith visited Gulf Park last year,
and everyone was happy to see her.
It is also nice to see her mother,
Mrs. Lucile Benson, who visits the
college occasionally with two
other Gulf Park mothers, Mrs. Ruth
Marsh and Mrs. Maude Thompson.
AUDREY EVANS '33, Monroe,
Louisiana (Mrs. Paul Neal) 403
Auburn Avenue, Monroe, has two
children - a daughter, 7, and a son,
not quite a year old.
GERTRUDE FEAZEL 1932-34,
West Monroe, Louisiana (Mrs.
Jake Anderson) 3632 Green way
Place, Broadmoor, Shreveport, has
two sons, 10 and 11.
JOY STEELE 1932-34, Monroe,
Louisiana (Mrs. Roy E. McCue)
1 1 14 Milton Street, Monroe, has a
daughter, Kay, and two younger
DOROTHY CAIRNS '36, Evans-
ton, Illinois (Mrs. James Ferguson)
visited Gulf Park March 6.
HELEN TAGGART '36, Indian-
apolis, Indiana (Mrs. J. W. Tay-
lor) has four children - Ann, Joe,
Hank and Mary. The Taylors live
at 590 Aliens Creek Road, Roches-
ter, New York.
JANE BURGESS 1936-37, Monroe,
Louisiana (Mrs. A. C. Barham)
1305 Emerson, Monroe, has a
daughter, Sally, age 7.
JANE CONLEY '37, Concordia,
Kansas (Mrs. T. F. Seymour) 4335
Manning Lane, Dallas, Texas has
three children - two boys and a girl.
Mr. and Mrs. Seymour visited Gulf
Park on Saturday, March 8 and
had lunch in the dining room where
Jane's Gulf Park friends were happy
to greet her.
JOSEPHINE DEZAUCHE '38,
Opelousas, Louisiana (Mrs. Wyte
Glendower Owen III) has four
children - two girls and two boys.
She plans to send her daughters to
ALTHEA MIX 1939-40, Shreve-
port, Louisiana (Mrs. Herman
Weiler Leslie) has three children.
The Leslies live at 8360 Oneonta,
BETTY CRAPO 1941-42, Munice,
Indiana (Mrs. William E. Horton)
100 North Nichols Avenue, Muncie,
Indiana has four children - Fred-
erick, 7; Bruce, 6; Andrea, 2; and
little Betsey who arrived on Jan-
uary 23, 1952.
ADELE KATZ 1942-43, Rolla,
Missouri (Mrs. Thomas B. Domi-
nich) visited the campus with her
mother, Mrs. Howard Katz, on
Sunday, March 9. Mrs. Dominich
lives at Sky Farm Road, Vicksburg.
SADIE MAJOR SAFFELL 1942-
43, Frankfort, Kentucky (Mrs. T.
S. Whitaker, Jr.) her mother, Mrs.
James Saffell, her husband and
two sons visited Gulf Park on
ELEANOR BERNHEIM '44,
Gulfport, Mississippi is engaged to
marry Dr. James Clark Bass, Jr.
of Jackson. The wedding will be
MARILYN FOUNTAIN '4 4,
Des Moines, Iowa (Mrs. Ashton
McCrary) and her husband, Dr.
McCrary, who returned recently
from Korea and is now stationed
at Valley Forge Army Hospital,
now resides on Pothouse Road, R.
R. #2, care of Morris Tyson,
BETTY ROSE WEILL '44, Chat-
tanooga, Tennessee was married to
Dr. Ira Morris Dong, Lieutenant,
United States Medical Corps, on
Saturday, February 16, 1952.
CORINNE BAKER 1944-45,
Davenport, Iowa was married a
year ago last June to Crawford C.
Hubble. They have a baby daughter,
Christopher, and live at 479 Home-
stead Road, La Grange Park, La
NADINE HANSSEN 1944-45,
Davenport, Iowa (Mrs. James
Ryan) 2905 LaClaire, Davenport,
has four children - two boys, John
and Patrick, and two girls, Shelley
SHIRLEY HELBLE 1944-45, Bet '
tendorf, Iowa (Mrs. John K. Mad-
den) 80 Craig Avenue, Blackhawk
Park, Madison, Wisconsin, has
two daughters - Karen and Patricia,
1 and 3.
BARBARA KLEIN '45, Daven-
port, Iowa (Mrs. Richard Lee
Karll) and her husband adopted a
baby in January.
JOELLEN MURDOCK, '45, Chi-
cago, Illinois was married to Lucius
Boardman Donkle, Jr. on Friday,
February 22 in Chicago. The
Donkles are at home at 425 Con-
necticut, Gary, Indiana.
ALLENE NELSON '45, Des
Moines, Iowa (Mrs. Joseph L.
Mason) is now living at 514
Cooper Place, Dubuque, Iowa.
Allene and her husband have two
children - a little girl, 31/2, and a
boy, one year old. Allene is very
much interested in attending Chi-
cago Alumnae luncheon meetings.
EMOGENE OLSON 1944-46,
Boone, Iowa (Mrs. Eugene Criss)
is teaching at Iowa State in Ames,
Iowa. Her address there is 2135
CAROL STEVENSON '46, Bay
St. Louis, Mississippi (Mrs. S. P.
Murphy) and her husband are the
parents of a baby daughter, Mary
Ellen, born on February 1, 1952.
The Murphys live at 800 South
Beach Boulevard, Bay St. Louis.
MARY MILLER '47, University
City, Missouri was married to
William Ziervogel on February 23,
1952. JOAN BELCHER '47, Kirks-
ville, Missouri (Mrs. Drennan
Bailey) was one of the bridesmaids.
MOLLY MEGEE '47, Moberly,
Missouri was supposed to be in the
wedding too, but she couldn't leave
her duties as airline stewardess.
Mary writes that she sees Dr. Webb,
Mr. Cooke's son-in-law every once
in awhile and he keeps her well
informed on Gulf Park news.
CORDELIA HARRISON 1946-48,
Bienville, Louisiana (Mrs. Jack
Taylor) has two children -a daugh-
ter, 2 1/2, and a son, 6 months.
ANN KOHRS 1947-48, Daven-
port, Iowa (Mrs. Arthur Edmund
Dailey) and her husband have
purchased a new home in Betten-
dorf, a suburb of Davenport, at
1628 Alcoa, Bettendorf, Davenport.
The Daileys have two sons, Tommy
BETTY BRUMBY '48, Cedar-
town, Georgia has begun her second
assignment in the Far East at the
279th General Hospital, Camp
Sakai, about nine miles from Osaka
and quite near Kobe, Japan.
ERA ANN SALVANT '48, Gulf-
port, Mississippi was married to
Mr. Clyde O'Neal Craig on Satur-
day, February 9, 1952 in Jackson.
FRANCES BEASON 1948-49,
Alexandria, Louisiana is teaching
fourth grade in the Catholic school
near her home and enjoys it very
JEAN LOW 1948-49, Opelousas,
Louisiana (Mrs. C. McRight) has
a daughter, Michelle.
CORNEILLE BURT 1948 - 50,
Shreveport, Louisiana is attending
Centenary College in Shreveport.
MARGARET ANNE DARLING-
TON 1949-50, Muncie, Indiana is
attending John Robert Powers
Modeling School in Cincinnati and
is also working in the advertising
department of Pogue's department
DEWEY LEE SINGLETON 1949-
50, Arnaudville, Louisiana was
married to Clement Joseph Cornay
on Sunday, February 24, in Arnaud-
JEANNIE RAE DANIELS '50,
Webster Groves, Missouri was mar-
riel on June 23, 1951 to Mr. J.
Close. Jeannie is with her parents
in Webster Groves while her hus-
band is completing his basic train-
ing on the West Coast.
MARJORIE GAMMON '50, Jack-
son, Mississippi and JUDITH ANN
DRAKE 1949-50, Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma are roommates in the
Gamma Phi Beta sorority house at
the University of Oklahoma.
PHYLLIS MEEK '50, Long Beach,
Mississippi is now attending the
University of Oklahoma. She lives
in McCurtain House, one of the
quadrangle units. Phyllis is con-
tinuing her studies in home eco-
ANN BOULET '51, DePere, Wis-
consin is staying at the Barbison
Hotel for Women at Lexington and
63rd in New York City.
LISE DARST '51, Galveston,
Texas was a Lady of the Court in
an elaborate Mardi Gras celebra-
tion in Galveston this year. She
wore a gown of peacock blue made
especially for the occasion. Her
former dance instructor, Madame
Alexandra Danilova, danced for
ELIZABETH EMERSON '51
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma visited
Gulf Park on March 14.
PHYLLIS WILLIAMS '51, Chick-
asaw, Oklahoma now receives mail
at 845 Chatauqua, Norman, Okla-
LYNN NORTHROP 1921- 23,
Pass Christian, Mississippi (Mrs.
Malcolm Dinwiddie) 5424 Pitt,
New Orleans, Louisiana.
DOROTHY GAGE 1921-24,
Clarksdale, Mississippi (Mrs.
Dorothy Nichols) 1 1 1 Catalpa,
RUTH DUGGER 1922-23, Clarks-
dale. Mississippi (Mrs. O. S. John-
son) 627 West Second, Clarksdale.
GERTRUDE JACKSON 1922-23,
Florence, Alabama (Mrs. Frank
Crow) 607 North Pine Street,
EDITH WEDEKIND 1922-23,
Louisville, Kentucky (Mrs. Robert
O. Klotz) 116 Lake of the Forest,
PEARL JOHNSON 1922-24, New ELEANOR ROCKWOOD 1929-
Orleans, Louisiana ( Mrs. Dick 30, Chicago, Illinois (Mrs. K. G.
Bicknell) 4139 State Street Drive, Cooley) 7358 North Damen, Chi-
New Orleans. cago 45, Illinois.
MYRTLE FRANKLIN, '25, Or-
lando, Florida (Mrs. Chester Free-
man) 9908 Hurst Street, Lone Oak
Area, Bethesda, Maryland.
DOROTHY SCHROEDER 1925-
26, Winter Haven, Florida (Mrs.
Keith V. Wessman) 129 E. Third
Street, Miami, Florida.
MILDRED GOULD 1924-25, Pine
Bluff, Arkansas (Mrs. Wade Creek-
man ) 1201 Rose Hill Circle, Jack-
RUTH MCELVEEN 1922-26, New
Orleans, Louisiana (Mrs. John F.
Hennessey, Jr.) 2788 Peachtree
Road, Apartment A-9, Atlanta,
MINNIE HYLAND 1925 - 27,
New Orleans, Louisiana (Mrs.
Stanley A. Baron) 5250 St. Charles,
MARGARET MCINNIS 1926-27,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Mrs. O.
O. Ogden, Jr.) 200 Westmoreland
Drive, Baton Rouge.
MISELLA MCINNIS 1926-27,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Mrs. Ray
Bradford) Alexandria, Louisiana.
MARY LOUISE WADE 1926-27,
Fort Worth, Texas (Mrs. Jack
Miller) 37 Oldham Circle, Amarillo.
MARION COUSINS '27, Hinsdale,
Illinois (Mrs. Henry Klinke) 4721
Middaugh, Dowers Grove, Illinois.
ALICE FLORSHEIM 1927-29,
Monroe, Louisiana (Mrs. Harry
Silverstein) 1800 Pargoud Boule-
SARAH HILL 1927-29, St. Louis,
Missouri (Mrs. Thomas K. Cooper,
Jr.) 2 The Orchards, Clayton 24,
MILDRED MECHERLE 1927-29,
Normal, Illinois (Mrs. K. H. Noll)
1905 East Oakland Avenue, Bloom-
VIRGINIA CALVERT 1928-29,
West Monroe, Louisiana (Mrs. J.
B. Whitworth) 116 Orchard Lane,
MARY HOBSON 1928-31, Clarks-
dale, Mississippi (Mrs. John W.
Nance, Jr.) 1005 Maple Avenue,
WINGFIELD BARRY 1929-31,
Greenwood, Mississippi (Mrs. Ed
Jones) Shellmound, Mississippi.
JEAN PATTERSON 1930-31, New
Orleans, Louisiana (Mrs. William
C. Conner) 108 Larchmont Place,
BERTHA MARIE MASUR 1933-
34, Monroe, Louisiana (Mrs. Mil-
ton Gorn) 1407 Milton Street,
AILEEN WESTBROOK 1933-34,
Fort Worth, Texas (Mrs. Emory
Cantey) 315 Ridgewood Road,
Fort Worth, Texas.
MARY ALICE TRIPLETT '35,
Long Beach, Mississippi (Mrs.
William W. Geddings, Jr.) Apt.
14 H, Waterways Experiment
ELLA MAE EVANS 1935-36,
Kansas City, Missouri (Mrs.
Thomas A. Buchanan) 20 West
69th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
ELIZABETH FLEWELLEN 1935-
36, Longview, Texas (Mrs. Earl
B. Johnson) 7102 Robin Road,
LESLIE MITCHELL 1935-37,
Clayton, Missouri now lives at
7109 Dale Avenue, St. Louis.
DOROTHY "DOTTIE" DUPUY
1937-38, New Orleans, Louisiana
(Mrs. Ainsworth V. Jordy) 319
Metairie, New Orleans.
MARY MARTHA KAHLER '38,
New Albany, Indiana (Mrs. Clif-
ford C. Davis) Crestview Drive,
BETH MCINTOSH '38, Russell-
ville, Alabama lives at 206 North
Wood, Florence, Alabama.
CATHERINE ROBINSON '38,
Birmingham, Alabama (Mrs. James
T. Moore) Route 2, Shades Moun-
tain, Birmingham 9.
FRANCES "DUFFIE" WOOD-
RUFF '38, Columbus, Georgia
(Mrs. Beverly DuBose, Jr.) 2180
Garraux Road, N. W., Atlanta,
MURIEL PASQUIER '39, New
Orleans, Louisiana (Mrs. Joseph A.
Farris) 1765 Glenmore Avenue,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
MARY BETH BARKSDALE
1938-40, Pass Christian, Mississippi
(Mrs. James Thomas Nix) 1417
South Carrollton, New Orleans,
ZELDA FLEISCHER '39, St.
Louis, Missouri (Mrs. S. J. Rosen-
baum) 30 Beverly Drive, Clayton
ANNAH GRAY HOOVER '40,
Owensboro, Kentucky (Mrs. Francis
Hennessee) Litchfield Road, Route
BETTY JO CASTILE 1940-41,
Foreman, Arkansas (Mrs. E. E.
McElroy) Navy Point, Pensacola,
MARY CHAPMAN 1940-41, Mont-
gomery, Alabama (Mrs. R. C.
Proctor) Number One Willow Hill
Road, St. Louis, Missouri.
MILDRED LEVITAN 1940-41,
New Orleans, Louisiana (Mrs.
Isadore J. Krieger) 5920 Memphis,
VIRGINIA BURKETT '41, Roan-
oke, Virginia now lives at 227
Benita Street, San Antonio, Texas.
MARGARET DAVIDSON '41,
Birmingham, Alabama (Mrs. Ful-
ton Eldridge) 131 Key Way, Nash-
ville 5, Tennessee.
JEAN EMERSON '41, Brush,
Colorado (Mrs. Alfred Lindsay
Jarvis) R. F. D. #1, McDonald
Road, Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
NAOMI GEHR 1940-42, New
Orleans, Louisiana (Mrs. James J.
Altman) 3516 Warner Avenue,
ADELE LUEHRMAN 1940-42,
New Orleans, Louisiana (Mrs.
Thomas J. McMahon, Jr.) 1410
Philip, New Orleans.
JANE BROCKMAN '42, Mc-
Kinney, Texas (Mrs. Gerald Dyk-
stra) 1705 West Street, McKinney.
CHARLENE COLNOT 42, Cin-
cinnati, Ohio (Mrs. Charlene C.
Michael) 803 Berkshire Road, Day-
ton 9, Ohio.
ELIZABETH ROBINSON '42,
Mexico City, Mexico (Mrs. Joseph
E. Stockdale) Montes Caucaso
1265 Lomas, Mexico D. F.
DORIS CULP '44, Duncan, Okla-
homa (Mrs. Howard George Stan-
ley) 906 South Seventh, Ponca
BETTY METZ '44, Sioux City,
Iowa (Mrs. Gerald Ray Hoselton)
715 Twenty-second Street, Sioux
MARJORIE NORVELL 1944-45-
Gulfport, Mississippi (Mrs. Bernard
L. Jacobs) 636 St. Philip, New Or-
SARA FRANCES CLARK '45,
Gulfport, Mississippi now lives at
1460 Peachtree Street, N. W., Apt.
B-9, Atlanta, Georgia.
PAT HARDIN '45, Gulfport, Mis-
sissippi now lives at 21 Fontain-
bleau Drive, New Orleans.
VIRGINIA HARRIS '45, Ridge-
way, Tennessee (Mrs. McLain)
1307 Bonnie Street, Memphis.
HELEN HILLYARD '45, St.
Joseph, Missouri (Mrs. F. L. Ford,
Jr.) 2801 Gene Field Road, St.
BARBARA STEVENSON '45, St.
Joseph, Missouri (Mrs. Harry H.
Broadhead, Jr.) 2217 Eugene Field
Road, St. Joseph.
GRACE EMILY FRANCIS 1945-
46, Kansas City, Missouri (Mrs.
Fred Titus) 4715 Grand Avenue,
Kansas City, Missouri.
JOAN GRIFFIN '46, Fort Worth,
Texas (Mrs. T. G. Gambill) 4824
Crestline Road, Fort Worth.
NANCY THOMAS '46, Fort
Worth, Texas (Mrs. J. B. Hamil-
ton, Jr.) Westchester House, Fort
MARY VIRGINIA LEEP 1946-47,
Jackson, Mississippi (Mrs. Harry
Sims Shields) 704 Chickasaw,
IONE HILLIARD AVIS '47, Web-
ster Groves, Missouri ( Mrs. Leslie
P. York) 330 North Austin, Oak
AGNES BUTZ '47, Fort Worth,
Texas (Mrs. Rex Howard) 915
Penn Street, Fort Worth.
BETTY HEARD '47, Bessemer,
Alabama now lives at Lakewood
NORMA JEAN WOOD '47, Jas-
per, Texas (Mrs. Donald Ferguson)
15 Coria Street, Brownsville, Texas.
BARBARA CLANTON 1947-48,
Shreveport, Louisiana (Mrs. Jerry
Laughlin) 3518 Martha Curtis
Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana.
JEAN JORDAN '47, Long Beach,
Mississippi (Mrs. O. B. Kinsey)
546 West Beach Boulevard, Long
Beach. Her husband is in the Navy.
MARGIE OSGOOD '47, Wheaton,
Illinois (Mrs. John E. Stitt) 8504
Thackeray, Dallas, Texas.
JANE KING 1947-48, Portsmouth,
Virginia now receives mail at Box
33, Gurnee, Illinois.
MARGARET SHROYER 1947-48,
Vincennes, Indiana (Mrs. Harvey
E. Riser) Portland Towers, Apart-
ment 413, Portland, Oregan.
EMILY KEYS 1948-49, Fort
Worth, Texas (Mrs. Bill O'Grady)
2405 Broadway, Lubbock, Texas.
ANN TIDBALL 1948-49, Fort
Worth, Texas (Mrs. Bob Wood)
3909 Monticello, Fort Worth.
JO HOLZ '50, Gulfport, Missis-
sippi (Mrs. Frank Miller Whitting-
ton) Route #4, Box 134, Yoakum,
JEAN PRESCOTT '50, Birming-
ham, Alabama now lives at 2501
Montevallo Road, Birmingham.
BETSY MOORE 1949-50, Benton,
Illinois now lives at 923 Palm Ave-
nue, Ontaria, California.
ALMA MURDEN '51, Gulfport,
Mississippi now lives at 836 Well-
ington Avenue, Chicago 14, Illinois.
ALMOST EVERYBODY BUYS
THEIR GROCERIES AT
Be- Wise Food Store
Gulf Park Students Always Welcome
BE-WISE SUPER MARKET
Located on 25th Ave at the Gulf
For Laundering and Dry -Cleaning at its Best
1320 30th Avenue
J. C. CLOWER FURNITURE CO., Inc.
THE FURNITURE MEN
1311 26th Avenue
Coast Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Inc.
P. O. Box 146
Jones Bros. Drug Co.
THE REXALL STORE
Prescriptions Compounded by
THE HOME OF GOOD HARDWARE
Your Patronage will be appreciated
2507- 14th Street
Next to Paramount Theatre
For Appetizing Foods and the Best
Of Fountain Service
Your RCA Victor Dealer
Oberlies Radio Shop
2410 - 14th Street
For full information concerning
Gulfport and the
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Write, wire, or call
Chamber of Commerce
Sam K. Williams, Secretary-Manager
Joseph K. Fasold
Fine Jewelry since 1917
WE SPECIALIZE IN COLLEGE AND
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CALLS A YELLOW
Patronized by faculty and students
of Gulf Park College
YELLOW CAB CO.
Biloxi- Gulfport City Lines
Dependable Transportation for the
People of the
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Save by riding your busses
Gulfport's complete shop for women and junior misses
Best of everything for the entire family
Corner of 26th Avenue and 14th St.
FOR QUALITY AT
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'Zcadt 9 7i/6*t, *7*iU tyu ^tee
The Federal Government certainly has every-
thing in its favor with the Income Tax. It takes
the lion's share of wages and profits, but never
shares one's losses. It's a kind of "heads I win,
tails you lose" proposition.
And lion's share it is, for the Federal Government
not only collects and spends a large part of a
person's wages but already absorbs 81 percent of
all taxes collected in the country, leaving only 19
percent for the states, counties and cities. In 1939
it was taking only 61 percent, so it keeps taking a
The past experiences of other countries show that,
whenever taxes absorb as much as 25 percent of
the national income for any length of time, the
financial strain becomes so great that it cheapens
the value of money to cause drastic changes in the
economy and the life of a people. It would take
34 percent of the national income now to finance
the government if it balanced its budget.
In ten years the purchasing value of the dollar
has shrunk to 50 cents. The dollar you put in
your life insurance policy, your bank savings and
government bonds ten years ago, is worth just
half what it was worth then.
The political purpose behind the income tax in
1 91 3 was to soak the rich, but the tax begins to
squeeze the poor. In 1933 there were only 1,700,-
000 income tax payers in the nation, in 1951 there
The billions collected in income taxes has made
it possible for an extravagant government to waste
the people's money in a spending spree that
undermines the character of its citizenship while
it destroys the nation's economy.
The only way to avoid financial disaster is for the
people to demand that its public servants cut out
waste and quit extravagance at all levels, federal,
state and local. Anyone knows we can't go in the
direction we are moving indefinitely unless it is
our purpose to "bust the country."
It's been "heads I win, tails you lose" long enough.
Let's get back to common sense and down to earth.
We Thrive On Thrift
Bay St. Louis ♦ Gulfport * Pass Christian
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation